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Try treasure hunts to help save energy and look for life safety issues

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, December 1, 2018

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Your role as a life safety professional in your healthcare facility is clear-cut and important. The problem is that the day-to-day job of ensuring compliance with accrediting agencies can be busy, redundant, and sometimes boring. So why not spice it up a little?

Part of your job, in addition to constantly looking out for issues that can affect life safety in a hospital, is to educate those around you to be aware of potential compliance problems and help make your job easier. We say it’s time to liven up the important job you do by creating a fun treasure hunt at your facility.

It’s worked for several hospitals across the country. The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has sponsored a number of “energy treasure hunts” in which a group of professionals scours a hospital looking for potential energy-saving fixes. The first hospital treasure hunt sponsored by ASHE occurred in Bloomington, Illinois in November 2017, followed by events in Monmouth, Illinois and Albemarle, North Carolina.

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